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FYS 100 (43): The Power to Change the World (Hughes)

Guide for Dr. Hughes' Fall 2023 FYS course

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OneSearch is the library catalog, there you can search almost everything in the library at once- books, media, news sources, scholarly journals, and more.

Library databases are smaller collections of scholarly articles, news sources, images, media and more, which may be organized thematically on different topics.

Library research guides are collections of relevant databases, resources, and research tools grouped by subjet and/or course.

Google Scholar - a resource for both scholarly and non-scholarly articles. If you are on campus, you will find links to scholarly articles in our databases.

Search Tips:

  • Brainstorm a few key words or phrases to help get you started. These could be people, places, or topics.
  • Decide what types of resources you are looking for (books, chapters, scholarly articles, news, etc.) and use the appropriate filters.
  • Limit your search to scholarly or peer-reviewed work if desired using the filters.
  • Look at the library's other research guides on different topics and types of sources including film and literature.
  • If you can't find an article or book you need, check out our service called interlibrary loan - we can request materials from other libraries if we don't have them at UR.

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Richmond, VA 23173

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